Want to increase your daily productivity? A new study done by Harvard Business School has found that a simple task at the end of your workday can increase productivity, self-efficacy, and confidence. Sounds to good to be true follow the jump to see more.
Setting aside fifteen minutes at the end of your workday to write can make you better at your job according to Harvard Business School professor Francesca Geno. Through several experiments and field studies Geno found that giving the opportunity to self-reflect adds a sense of achievement and confidence that results in a higher quality of work and greater productivity. The study took two groups of professionals and asked one group to reflect at the end of each day in a journal. The group that reflected in journals increased workload by 22%.
Writing down our daily tasks forces us to look at our output honestly and it carries the successes of the day into the rest of the week. This kind of momentum and accountability naturally increases productivity and weeds out inefficient business practices. Start you working journal this week and let me know how you have increased your performance.
original story by Drake Baer, Business Insider